Mary Emma Ridgway Tompkins
Mary Emma Ridgway Tompkins, recently of Elm Terrance Gardens in iansdale and formerly of euntingdon salley, passed away on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 1R, 2012. She was 9P.
Mary Emma was born July T, 1919, on her parent’s farm in iansdale. She was the daughter of the late Alice and William Ridgway. Mary Emma graduated from iower Moreland eigh School in June of 19PS and then continued her schooling for nursing at Abington eospital, where she graduated in January of 1942.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Mary Emma leaves behind two sisters, Alice Ridgway E94F and Beatrice Carson E92F, and her three sons, Russell Tompkins and his wife, Kaye, of Oklahoma, Robert Tompkins and his wife, Matsuko, of Washington, and Charles Tompkins and his wife, Charlotte, of Tennessee. In addition, she also leaves behind eight grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard and William Ridgway.
Mary Emma enjoyed spending time with friends and family, bowling in three leagues, traveling with her sisters and ballroom dancing. She also volunteered with the Red Cross for many years.
Relatives and friends were invited to greet Mary Emma’s family Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at the graveside at the Abington Friends Meeting, R20 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Abington Friends Meeting eouse. John E. Stiles Funeral eome, euntingdon salley.